22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Offenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art) and 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum. Get some historical perspective at Casemates du Bock and Le Chemin de la Corniche. Get out of town with these interesting Luxembourg City side-trips: Vianden (Altstadt Vianden. & Vianden Castle), MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch) and Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at The Family of Man, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Battle of the Bulge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxembourg City travel route builder site.

Berlin, Germany to Luxembourg City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Metz.
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Metz, France — 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, then admire the ancient design of Villa Pompei, then see the interesting displays at Centre Pompidou-Metz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Œuvre de la cathédrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Place Stanislas, admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then get engrossed in the history at Fort de Queuleu, and finally examine the collection at La Cour d'Or.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Metz trip builder website.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Metz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Metz are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg and Palais de Rohan will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and La Petite France. Venture out of the city with trips to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile (in Ottrott) and Colmar (Little Venice & Musée d'Unterlinden). It doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on VinoVarlot and learn about winemaking at Cave Bucher Jean Luc.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg attractions tool.

You can drive from Metz to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Offenburg.
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Offenburg, Germany — 3 nights

Offenburg is a city located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Schauenburg. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof, admire the sheer force of Triberger Waterfall, then stop by Oli`s Schnitzstube, and finally examine the collection at Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Offenburg planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Offenburg takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — 2 nights

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Step out of the city life by going to Schlossberg and Schluchsee. Freiburger Münster and Martinstor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Freiburg im Breisgau: Feldberg (in Feldberg), Titisee-Neustadt (Lake Titisee & Badeparadies Schwarzwald) and Todtnau Waterfalls (in Todtnau). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Europa-Park, get outside with Seepark, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, and explore the activities along Bachle.

Start your trip to Freiburg im Breisgau by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Offenburg to Freiburg im Breisgau takes an hour. In October in Freiburg im Breisgau, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Appenzell.
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Appenzell, Switzerland — 2 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): revel in the low prices at Landquart Fashion Outlet, identify plant and animal life at Heidiland, explore the fascinating underground world of Tamina Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Brauerei Locher AG, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, and finally get engrossed in the history at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Appenzell trip planner.

You can drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Appenzell in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Appenzell are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, stroll through Winterthur Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, and finally examine the collection at Museum Rosengart Collection.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. November in Zurich sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 5th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, explore the galleries of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeunes Rives, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bern trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Bern, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore and learn at Patek Philippe Museum and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Visiting Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne), Chateau De Glerolles (in St-Saphorin-Lavaux) and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (in Montreux). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel, learn about winemaking at Domaine Les Perrieres, and look for gifts at Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Geneva are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Luxembourg travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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